• Jan 14, 2020

 a royal parrot on hemp On a photo: Royal parrot (Alisterus scapularis)

Royal parrots


the Average long-tailed parrot with a length of body about 43 cm and weighing about 275 гр. The color corresponds to the name, primary color of a body bright red, the back and wings dark green, on wings is available a white strip. Nadkhvostye and back part of a neck dark blue. The color of a tail passes from black from above to blue about red with bordering from below. Beak and eyes orange, paws gray. Females are painted a little differently. The main color of a body greenish, a sacrum and a nadkhvostya bluish-green, a throat and a breast green-red, passing into a red paunch. A beak dark — black-brown. Males perelinivat in adult plumage by two years. 2 subspecies differing in elements of coloring and an area of dwelling belong to a look.

Life expectancy at the correct leaving and contents about 25 years.


the Look lives in Australia, in the southeast, the East and the northeast. Prefer lodges at the height of 162 m above sea level, live in woody and open spaces. Besides, can visit agricultural grounds, gardens and parks. During a season of reproduction stick to more dense woods, eucalyptus groves, coast of the rivers. Usually meet in couples or small packs. Sometimes form groups. When feeding on the earth quite quietly behave. Are usually active early in the morning and in the evening, during a lunch heat prefer to sit on trees.

In a diet fruit, flowers, berries, nuts, kidneys, seeds, sometimes insects. Also eat crops and can damage a harvest.


the Nested season falls on September-February. Males usually tokut before females, executing marriage dance. Birds nest in hollows and cavities of old trees, the female lays 3 — 6 eggs and hatches them. The male all this time feeds her and protects. Nasizhivany layings about 20 days last. Baby birds feather and leave a nest at the age of weeks, some time parents feed up them.


These beautiful birds, unfortunately, not often meet on sale, however quite not bad transfer bondage. It is better to support them in spacious open-air cages from 2 meters long as they need frequent flights. Abilities and imitations of the speech quite modest, all couple of words at best. Birds quite quiet. Unfortunately, to tame adult birds quite difficult, however young individuals quickly enough get used to the person. Birds quite frost-resistant therefore at the correct hardening can quite live in street open-air cages all the year round, on condition of existence of the shelter. From shortcomings — birds are quite careless, can roll a laying. Fruit and vegetables can throw in drinking bowls. In the presence of a female, the male gently and quietly to her sings.

In the open-air cage has to be enough poles with bark of the breeds of trees resolved for birds. Poles have to be the corresponding diameter. Do not forget about feeding troughs, drinking bowls, kupalka, koposhilka. If the open-air cage is located on the street, it is possible to place inside nonpoisonous trees.
On a photo: the royal parrot pecks seeds


of a diet has to be a grain forage. In its structure have to be — a canary seed, a millet, oats, a carthamus, hemp, a Senegalese millet, limited quantity of seeds of a sunflower. Offer a bird germinated cereals, bean, corn, greens (a mangold, salads, a dandelion, a wood louse). From vegetables offer carrots, a celery, vegetable marrows, green beans and peas in pods. From fruit these birds love apple, pear, banana, fruits of cactuses, a citrus. Nuts can be offered as delicacy — a filbert, black fox or peanut.

do not forget
about a branch forage, sepia and mineral fertilizing.


When keeping birds in the open-air cage, is not difficult to breed them quite. For this purpose you have to have a heterosexual, refading and healthy couple of birds aged 3 — 4 years are not younger. Birds should not be relatives, have to be well-fed and in good standard. In the open-air cage there has to be only one couple as they are quite aggressive during the marriage period. Make sure that couple was created as males are often choosy in the choice. The nested lodge has to be 30х30х150 cm, a letok of 12 cm. On a bottom wood shaving or sawdust of deciduous breeds of trees is filled. In a lodge also there has to be a steady ladder that birds quietly could get out.

Before suspension of a lodge of birds needs to be prepared — to enter into a diet of a squirrel of animal origin, it is more than greens and a germinated forage. After baby birds leave a lodge and will become independent, they need to be transplanted separately from parents.

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